Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’


Dark mutterings about chocolate

March 28, 2009

I buy a kingsize block of 70% cocoa chocolate regularly. I have noticed that Pak’n’Save regularly swaps about which chocolate line is on special — some weeks all Whittakers blocks are $2.98, some weeks all Cadbury’s are $2.98.

Today I noticed that the Cadbury’s 70% Old Gold bars, and all their other “premium” high cocoa bars, are only 220g, not 250g like their less chocolatey brethren. Whereas all the Whittakers bars, irrespective of cocoa content, are 250g. So even at $3.15, the current Whittakers price, Whittakers Dark Ghana is a better buy (per gram) than Cadbury Old Gold.

Moral: always check the unit cost. And to check the unit cost, assess the unit you’re measuring — in this case, weight of chocolate bar. Not all “king size” blocks are equal.


Stockpiling chocolate

January 21, 2009

Kilbirnie Pak’n’Sav has all kingsize Whittaker’s bars at $2.98 each. Expiry seems to be at least September 2009, so no worries there. I’m particularly fond of the Dark Ghana myself.

I think I should be buying up large, don’t you? I’ll have to adopt rationing of course to ensure I don’t eat more than usual just because it’s there. It takes me a couple of weeks to get through a king sized bar, so logically, I could easily stack a couple of dozen bars in the cupboard. After all, it’s good for me. It’d be an investment in my health.

Wouldn’t it?